Rovi says it will continue to defend its patent portfolio, despite the latest Appeal Court loss against Virgin Media.
Virgin Media has won a final patent suit against Rovi, the technology company and patent holder has lost or withdrawn a total of 11 complaints against the cablenet and its predecessors.
The Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in an appeal of one of the patent cases brought by Rovi against Virgin Media, and have comprehensively dismissed Rovi’s claims.
Rovi has withdrawn a new infringement claim brought against Virgin Media.
Activist shareholder Engaged Capital has secured two places on the board of Rovi, at the same time removing chairman Andrew Ludwick.
Virgin Media says it has notched up its tenth win over a patent infringement claim brought by Rovi Corporation, the litigious patent holder.
Following a court hearing on its pending patent case with Netflix Rovi’s stock dipped almost 12%, but the company said it remains confident claiming no judgement has yet been made.
New Q4 data from Synergy Research Group shows that headend-oriented software is accounting for an ever-larger share of video infrastructure software revenues, while content protection share of the market is declining.
Rovi is said to have withdrawn a patent claim made against Virgin Media ahead of a fresh court appearance.
Client software is the fastest growing software category within the video infrastructure software market, followed by headend software, according to Synergy Research Group.